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Much as I’d love our summer holidays to be filled with long lazy days outdoors in the sunshine – we live in Britain and that just doesn’t happen!

As I wrote earlier in the month, the summer holidays can be expensive and budgeting carefully will help you to make the most of it. Wilko offer a great value range of craft products to help you make those rainy days more fun! Alongside their range of arts and crafts products, you’ll also find kids’ gardening and baking equipment as well as plenty of outdoor toys – everything you could need to stave off boredom this summer holiday without breaking the bank!

Chloe is a big fan of making and creating – she often asks me to keep boxes and bits and pieces so she can “make something with it“. I’m always torn between wanting to encourage her imagination and creative side and thinking “Urgh, it’s going to make such a mess“!

The range from wilko includes a fabulous 836 piece ‘craft platter‘ (£3.00), a set of very on trend neon paint (£3.50), some glitter glue (£1.50), a 6 pack of paint brushes (£1.00) and a pair of aprons (£2.00) – so for just over £10 you’ve got enough crafty bits and bobs to keep the kids entertained for several hours at least!

As you can imagine, when I set that little lot out on the dining table – Chloe was keen to get stuck in. At eight, she doesn’t really need my guidance in craft activities any more – she’s more than happy to just sit and create. I had thought both girls would go straight for the contents of the wilko Craft Platter but actually it was the paint that drew their attention – clearly they are deprived of opportunities to paint at home normally so the novelty value was high!

Aside from just being generally excited at the chance for a bit of free flow creativity, Chloe loved the range of equipment exclaiming it was “perfect for an artist!” Both girls were really excited when they realised that there was more than enough bits and pieces for many a future crafting session too! The only thing we needed to add was some glue to allow them to make use of the feathers, sequins, pipe cleaners and foam shapes.

Both girls were disappointed to have their session cut short by tea time and I would go so far as to say they are actually looking forward to another rainy afternoon so they can dive back into their wilko craft products.

In addition to a whole collection of craft products to allow your child’s imagination to run wild, wilko have a selection of more specific activities such as a “paint your own money box” kit – which I’ve stashed in my cupboard for later in the holidays when the boredom levels are peaking!

What have you got planned for the calmer, rainy days this summer?

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3 Comments

  1. July 26, 2019 / 10:59 am

    Those crafty things are such good value!

  2. July 26, 2019 / 5:28 pm

    This is so cute! I love crafts supplies because they’re always such lovely colours and it looks like your girls had a great time x

  3. July 28, 2019 / 11:50 am

    Looks like such fun! I think I need to grab some craft supplies for rainy summer says it’s a great activity to keep them busy when stuck in doors.

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